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Metsähallitus and Ponsse Grants for 2010 Awarded

12.07.2010 10:43

The PhD grants by Metsähallitus and Ponsse have been awarded to Mr. Rubén Valbuena and Mr. Hou Zhengyang. The Foundation congratulates the new grant holders and wishes them the best success in their PhD studies!

The Board of the Foundation for European Forest Research has decided to award the Metsähallitus Grant 2010 to Mr. Rubén Valbuena for his doctoral studies within the field of Forest Mensuration specialising in an Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) technology and its applications for obtaining Pan-European indicators of structural forest diversity. The Ponsse Grant 2010 has been awarded by the Foundation’s Board to Mr. Hou Zhengyang for his PhD study focusing on the ALS data -based harvesting planning in the context of precision forestry.

The decisions on the two PhD Grants 2010 were based on the two-stage scientific pre-evaluation procedure conducted by the Heads of Research Programmes and the Members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Forest Institute (EFI). The Foundation congratulates the new grant holders and wishes them the best success in their PhD studies to be conducted under the auspices of the EFI.




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